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WHO head ‘very concerned’ about COVID deaths as emergency declaration call looms – National

As the World Health Organization prepares to decide whether COVID-19 remains a global emergency, the UN agency’s director-general says key pandemic indicators are going in the wrong direction, including a rising number of deaths. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Tuesday he is “very concerned” about the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and the impact it continues to have …

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COVID-19 in China: Expert says 80% of population have been infected – National

The possibility of a big COVID-19 rebound in China over the next two or three months is remote as 80% of people have been infected, a prominent government scientist said on Saturday. The mass movement of people during the ongoing Lunar New Year holiday period may spread the pandemic, boosting infections in some areas, but …

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Man lost at sea for 24 days survives on a bottle of ketchup, stock cubes – National

A 47-year-old man was rescued this week by the Colombian navy after 24 days adrift at sea. How did he survive the ordeal? By eating ketchup, garlic powder and bouillon cubes, he said. Elvis Francois, 47, from the island nation of Dominica, was rescued 120 nautical miles northwest of Puerto Bolívar, Colombia after adverse weather …

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern to step down in February before fall election – National

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will not seek re-election and plans to stand down no later than early February, she said in a televised statement on Thursday. A general election will be held on Oct. 14, she added. “This summer, I had hoped to find a way to prepare for not just another year, …

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US prosecutors won’t seek death penalty for accused El Paso Walmart shooter – National

Federal prosecutors will not seek the death penalty for a man accused of fatally shooting nearly two dozen people in a racist attack at a West Texas Walmart in 2019. The US Department of Justice disclosed the decision not to pursue capital punishment against Patrick Crusius in a one-sentence notice filed Tuesday with the federal …

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Mexico bans smoking in all public places, including beaches and hotels – National

If you’re a tourist who dreams of unwinding with a cigarette on a vacation to Mexico, that fantasy is about to go up in smoke. On Sunday, Mexico enacted one of the world’s strictest anti-tobacco laws, completely banning smoking in all public places, including hotels, parks and beaches. The total ban, which is part of …

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Greta Thunberg detained by German police during coal village protests – National

Climate campaigner Greta Thunberg was detained alongside a group of activists on Tuesday during protests against the demolition of the coal village of Luetzerath, according to police. A spokesperson for the police division in the region said it was not yet clear what would happen to Thunberg, who joined protesters at the site last week …

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Co-pilot of fatal Nepal plane crash eerily lost her pilot husband in 2006 air crash – National

In 2010, Anju Khatiwada joined Nepal’s Yeti Airlines, following in the footsteps of her husband, a pilot who had died in a crash four years earlier when a small passenger plane he was flying went down minutes before landing. On Sunday, Khatiwada, 44, was the co-pilot on a Yeti Airlines flight from Kathmandu that crashed …

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Seized supercars and bombshell recordings: Where is Andrew Tate’s case now? – National

NOTE: The following article contains content about sexual assault that some might find disturbing. Please read at your own discretion. Romanian prosecutors have less than two weeks to charge Andrew Tate after the British-American media personality was arrested on suspicion of rape and creating a human trafficking operation with his brother Tristan and two Romanian …

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Long COVID: Most symptoms resolve within a year after mild infection, study finds – National

Most health issues arising from long COVID would remain for several months and be resolved within a year of diagnosis if the infection was mild, a recent study has found. The study, published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), analyzed electronic health records from the comprehensive database of Maccabi Healthcare Services, the second-largest health …

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